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Where did she go?

Some of you got a bit worried, as I haven’t posted for a while. Bless you. I’m ok. A combination of things.

First of all, I was stalked. Not very nice, but it’s been dealt with.
Then, my site got hacked. We don’t know yet if it was the same person. Anyway, our tech team did a brilliant job and secured the site. This is why the site was down, so they could work behind the scenes and do whatever they do. Don’t ask me, I’m just glad someone took care of it. I’m not very savvy in that respect.

My health has not been brilliant, an ongoing battle, I’m still working on it.
Most of all, I’ve been busy with my family, and of course, writing. I’ve been writing like a woman possessed, still no sign of the dreaded writing block. Too many ideas, too little time. Sleepless nights, spent writing. I resorted to pen and paper, hoping that not switching the laptop on would allow me to get some sleep. Lost cause. I’ve used lots of notebooks. In fact, I need more.

Short stories are flowing out of me like no business, anything starts me off. Watching the news, the radio, one word, one comment, and I’m away with the writing fairies. Some of these will be coming out soon. I’ve really enjoyed writing more diverse subjects lately, some are quite dark, and those of you who haven’t read my literary books will witness a new facet of my personality.
Anyway, I hope you will enjoy these. Get in touch, I love hearing from you 🙂

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Thanks for reading Xx

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Too late?

‘For goodness sake Nat. Can you name one good reason why they would not grant you this visa?’ said Poppy raising her eyes to the sky.

‘Well, you never know. I’ve had a few scares along the way.’

‘Like what?’

‘Having to prove I was British because I was born abroad. It never occurred to me before.’

‘Wait. What? What did you say?’

Too late Natasha realised she’d let this little puppy out. For years she had been so careful not to reveal too much about herself and now she was blabbing all her little secrets. Poppy was not going to let this one go. She’d stopped walking and stood, her arms crossed, waiting for an explanation.


Nowhere Left to Hide, Elle Amberley

A novel based in Santa Barbara

An ocean to keep her safe from harm

No windows or doors to run through in the night, no fences to escalate. A plane ticket and financial security. All the back-up plans mapped up over the years forgotten, replaced by thousands of miles and an ocean to keep her safe from harm. 

http://www.amazon.com/Nowhere-Left-to-Hide-ebook/dp/B0063T7QN6/ref=lp_B005WDAEOC_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1335011449&sr=1-3

or paperback:

http://www.amazon.com/Nowhere-Left-Hide-Elle-Amberley/dp/0957066805/ref=lp_B005WDAEOC_1_1_title_0_main?ie=UTF8&qid=1335011449&sr=1-1

The pain of editing

Editing is painful. No, not that sort of pain.

Not the one where you doubt yourself.

Not the one where you keep saying, ‘Did I really write that? ‘

Most writers I know go from one extreme to the other. One day, you think, hey, this is great, I love that bit.

The next you belittle yourself and tell everybody who will listen it’s rubbish.

I’m not talking about that pain though.

Call me hypersensitive, I know I am but why is it that as I go through this novel one last time I’m still crying.

I know how it ends, right?

That hasn’t changed. So, why oh why…

I used to think I was barking mad. I’m told I’m not, just sensitive and creative. I’ll go for that.

Write like a man, just write

Why would I want to write like a man? I’m a woman.

Do I want to write like a woman? What does that mean?

I want to write like me, my own personal style. Do I write Chick Lit? No, but does that mean I look down on it? No.

All styles have their places, readers are free to choose what they like.

Lost in your time

Rock star or husband – which would you choose?

Ah, the dangers of the internet! We’ve all been warned, but do we take notice?

When Natasha clicks on a link, her whole life is turned upside down. A flash from the past, a chance meeting with a gorgeous French rock star…A chance to start over and forget the pain and misery from the last two years.

“Whether our decisions in life end in delight, or even sometimes with regret, we have all been ‘one click away’ from making a choice in our lives that sets a course in motion. Elle Amberley has nailed it, and returns with her gripping characters and kaleidoscopic prose in her new novel, Lost in Your Time. Her talent to knit raw emotion, tears and even laughter, flows straight off the pages and into reader’s hearts. Elle is a gem of an author, and friend.” 
Jen Tucker, author (The Day I Wore my Panties Inside Out)

“Sexy with a Dose of Smiles. Even in the most dire of health conditions, Natasha finds a way to find humour, love and kindness. And in this latest chapter of her life, Matthieu, a sexy French rock star, takes notice. ‘Forever may not be long enough.’ he says and it’s the way I feel about this book. Why must your books end, Elle Amberley? Thank you for enchanting us with characters who feel real enough to touch… and to love.“
Ana Lewis, Founder of WomenontheVerge.net
Available on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lost-in-Your-Time-ebook/dp/B007P6LANI/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_t_1

 

http://www.amazon.com/Lost-in-Your-Time-ebook/dp/B007P6LANI/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_t_2

 

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